The Indiana University Center for Global Health convenes Global Health Scholars Day each spring to showcase the excellent work being done by the IU community to improve the care of patients worldwide, research the complexities of global health, and educate learners about the care of local and global populations.
The IU Center for Global Health and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) awarded $50,000 to an international collaboration aimed at reducing infant mortality in Indiana and around the world.
At the IU Center for Global Health, our mission is to improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide. This does not and cannot mean that we focus only on inequities between high and low-income countries, but also on the inequities that exist in our own country, the state of Indiana and our own neighborhoods. Too often, where an individual is born or their ethnic heritage determines their opportunities, health status and life expectancy. Social, economic and health equity is a key value of our Center, not only as we look outward to the global community, but also as we look inward to our own country, state and community.
Grant Callen is a student at IU School of Medicine and recently arrived back in Indianapolis from Eldoret, Kenya where his year as an NPGH Fogarty Global Health Scholar was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Astellas Global Health Foundation (“Foundation”) and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), under the direction of the Indiana University Center for Global Health, announced today that the Foundation has awarded a $1.35 million grant over three years to AMPATH to provide 400,000 people with access to mental health programming in western Kenya. AMPATH will integrate mental health services into AMPATH’s chronic disease system in public health facilities and broaden population engagement through a mental health awareness campaign. Additionally, AMPATH will provide group transitional housing and care for patients with severe mental health disorders.
Adrian Gardner, MD, MPH, becomes the new director of the IU Center for Global Health and executive director of the AMPATH Consortium. He succeeds Bob Einterz, MD, who is retiring from Indiana University.
Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, U.S. Surgeon General, joined deans, students and leaders from throughout Indiana University to discuss a wide range of health topics and the ways that their work in global health can improve U.S. health.
Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD, MS, has been named director of research for the Indiana University Center for Global Health (IUCGH).
Indiana University’s global health track for medical residents is distinctive because it is interdisciplinary bringing together residents from various specialties such as medicine, pediatrics, and surgery on a quarterly basis to learn about and discuss various aspects of global health that cut across all specialties.
Grant Callen is a student at IU School of Medicine and recently arrived in Kenya to begin his year as a NPGH Fogarty Global Health Scholar.
Indiana University School of Dentistry third-year student Ashley Karczewski likes a challenge. As an undergraduate, she sought out an opportunity to conduct dental materials research. After graduating, she travelled solo for two months, visiting a dozen countries because she enjoys figuring out the logistics of a new environment. When she decided that she wanted to have a global health experience while in dental school, she figured out a way to make that happen too.